The European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation is the primary programme of EIUC. It is an intensive one-year advanced master's programme to educate 90 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. It is an inter-disciplinary programme that reflects the indivisible links between human rights, democracy, peace and development.
The programme offers an action and policy-oriented approach to learning about human rights, democratisation and international relations from a legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspective.
Students have the opportunity to meet in a multi-cultural environment and be taught by a considerable number of leading academics, experts and representatives of international organisations (including the United Nations, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, and the EU) and non-governmental organisations.
The E.MA programme consists of a fall semester (from September to January) in Venice, and a spring semester (from February to July) in one of the participating universities. During the second semester students follow courses and undertake supervised research in an area of specialisation of their own choice.